A mental hook for learning the three-dimensional anatomy of the sphenoid bone: an angelic resemblance

Gangata, H (2010) A mental hook for learning the three-dimensional anatomy of the sphenoid bone: an angelic resemblance. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 48 (5). e27-e28. ISSN 1532-1940

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Abstract

The sphenoid bone seems to resemble a biblical angel. The angel had six wings, and used two to cover the eyes (lesser wings with optic canal representing the eyes), two to fly (greater wings), and two (broad lateral pterygoid plates) to cover the feet (medial pterygoid plates with hamulus). This illustration may help surgical trainees to conceptualise and understand the clinical implications of this wide-ranging bone.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: Rhiannon Harvey
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2012 11:48
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 17:11
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/36411
DOI: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2010.04.006

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